I was looking back to a trip I took out to San Francisco last year and this image just seemed to stand out. I thought I would re-share this image for my blog viewers who have never seen The Painted Ladies.
The Painted Ladies are Victorian houses built back in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s. The term, Painted Ladies was used to describe Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. The term was first used for San Francisco Victorian houses by writers Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen in their 1978 book Painted Ladies – San Francisco’s Resplendent Victorians. This set of Victorian homes are located next to Alamo Square Park on Steiner Street.
Some of you may remember scenes from the sitcom, Full House done on the grass in front of these houses. I think that’s how I first became familiar with these homes. Another factoid, if you go further down on Steiner Street you can see the house that was in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire.